Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Buck Tanner's FAQs: Volumes 1-10

Title: Buck Tanner's FAQs: Volumes 1-10
Author: Buck Tanner
Publication Date: April 20, 2012
Source: Author
Summary (from Amazon):

Have you ever wondered...

- Is my Russian Bride a spy?

- Do all vampires have erectile dysfunction?

- Why does the President keep a machete in the Oval Office?

- Why does my sex robot have a submarine piston in her vagina?

- Is my Genie an alcoholic?

- Why can't we eat soup at the Stonybridge Nudist Colony?

- Why is my unicorn attacking my dog?

- Are you sure Hitler is an anti-Semite? He seems like a pretty decent fellow.

Find answers to these questions and many more in...

Buck Tanner's FAQs: Volume One through Ten


I read this book a few days ago and I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about it. Is that a bad thing? No, not really.

The book is made up of ten volumes of short stories that are told in FAQs format. The concept of writing stories this way is unique and entertaining and that I applaud the author for. If you ever wondered about vampire sex, Russian mail order brides, unicorns or living on a nudist colony, well, this “answers” those questions.

Now, while I didn’t enjoy all the volumes – I was actually very uncomfortable with the Little Buddy volume – there was a quote from Vampire Sex that I found highly amusing and giggled for a while over:

“A friend of mine went to Forks and she met a vampire. She fell in love, just like in the books. Was he not a real vampire?

Unfortunately, your friend fell victim to a common scam. Sparkly skinned con-men have flocked to Forks, Washington to prey on the numerous lonely and desperate women who visit the city….”

Sparkly skinned con-men! Love that. Because really, what else was Edward Cullen?

It’s sick, dark humour. Again, that’s not a bad thing. It is definitely not for those who are easily offended - especially if you’re a fan of the president.

Now, while I can’t really say these collections are my type of books, I do think there would be fairly wide audience that it would appeal to. If you’re a fan of David Feldman or Gilbert Gottfried (both of which I admit I have never read anything by, but the friend’s hubby says that’s what this book sounds like) then maybe this would be your thing – the “bathroom” humour type of book, I guess.

 **I received an ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. 


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